Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: Plant Sciences
The fundamentals of entomology, including basic anatomy and physiology will be examined. Life-cycle and ecology of economically important field crop pest insects found on the Prairies and the principals of economic entomology including monitoring, sampling, insect control and pest management with an IPM emphasis will be explored. The history, current use of insecticides, and innovative and/or novel insect control methods will be investigated. An understanding of the balance between pest and beneficial species (biocontrol) will be developed. Tools used to identify an insect, determine economic damage and control actions will be acquired.
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 120 or AGRC 111
Note: Only available in web format. An insect collection is a mandatory part of this course. Specimens should be collected over the summer prior to the beginning of a semester. For detailed information on insect collecting, please refer to: http://sites.usask.ca/insects/.
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